Home Weather Mon Update #4: Dorian Shows Little Change At 5 PM Advisory

Mon Update #4: Dorian Shows Little Change At 5 PM Advisory


  At 5 pm Monday, Dorian was located near 26.8 North, 78.4 West, about 25 miles northeast of Freeport on Grand Bahama Island.  Maximum sustained winds were 145 miles per hour.  Dorian remains a very powerful and dangerous category 4 hurricane.

Watches and warnings are unchanged for South Florida at 5 pm.  To our north, a hurricane warning is now in effect from Jupiter Inlet to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  A hurricane watch is in effect from Ponte Vedra to the South Santee River in South Carolina.

South Florida can expect the closest approach from Dorian to be on Tuesday morning, but Dorian will remain well off our coast.  Miami-Dade and much of Broward can expect windy conditions, gusts to tropical storm strength, and short periods of downpours when Dorian’s outer bands move through.  Northeastern Broward and Palm Beach County can expect sustained tropical storm force winds and periods of heavy rain.  There is a potential for 2 to 5 feet of storm surge for coastal Palm Beach County.  Gusty winds and brief periods of heavy rain are expected along the Gulf coast.

[vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” message_box_color=”blue”]By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Sept. 2, 2019[/vc_message]
Donna Thomas has studied hurricanes for two decades. She holds a PhD in history when her experience with Hurricane Andrew ultimately led her to earn a degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. Donna spent 15 years at WFOR-TV (CBS4 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale), where she worked as a weather producer with hurricane experts Bryan Norcross and David Bernard. She also produced hurricane specials and weather-related features and news coverage, as well as serving as pool TV producer at the National Hurricane Center during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Donna also served as a researcher on NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project. Donna specializes in Florida's hurricane history.